Mission to Mars: A Classroom Simulation

by: Katie Rommel-Esham and Christopher Souhrada

Upper elementary children build a scale-model Martian habitat by laying a grid over scattered items. They develop science-process skills by conducting research on Mars and evaluating data; mathematics skills by figuring basic population data; and language arts skills by orally communicating procedures and results.


Elementary School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2002Volume 039Issue 05

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